The Ninety-five Theses

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Sprache - Englisch

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Martin Luther's 'The Ninety-five Theses' is a seminal work that challenged the Roman Catholic Church's practices and beliefs. Written in a bold and straightforward style, Luther's arguments are presented in the form of propositions that critique the sale of indulgences and other corruptions within the church. This work sparked the Protestant Reformation, making it a crucial text in the history of Christianity. Luther's use of vernacular language ensured that his ideas could reach a wider audience, contributing to the spread of Protestantism throughout Europe. The Ninety-five Theses remains a significant piece of religious and historical literature, showcasing Luther's courage in standing up against the powerful institution of the Church.

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Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, an era that forever changed the landscape of Christianity. Born in Eisleben, Saxony, he was an Augustinian monk, theologian, and university professor at Wittenberg. His profound discontent with the corruption he perceived in the Catholic Church led to his writing of 'The Ninety-five Theses' in 1517, a document that challenged the Church's sale of indulgences and questioned the foundations of its authority. This act is often symbolically linked to the start of the Reformation. Luther's translation of the Bible into the vernacular German instead of Latin made the scriptures more accessible to the common people, fostering a wave of religious enlightenment and literacy. Luther's literary style was marked by directness and clear, forceful argumentation, often infused with a robust wit. His works encompass a vast array of theological treatises, sermons, and essays. His commitment to salvation through faith alone and the authority of the scriptures became the doctrinal cornerstone for many Protestant traditions. Beyond his 95 Theses, Martin Luther's other influential works include 'On the Bondage of the Will' and 'Luther's Large Catechism' which continued to shape theological discourse and exert a profound influence on Christian thought and Western culture.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 55 Seiten

Größe: 300,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547004592